Dating china culture
According to my mom, the day she met my father, she didn’t have a clue what she was getting into.A day in August, when she was 21, her mom said they were going to visit Mr. My mom thought it would be just a casual visit to an elder’s house, so she casually agreed to go along.The two families had lived in the same neighborhood for years and both families worked at the university.When he came back to the northeast from university in Shanghai, he was ready to settle down.At the tender age of 10, going on dates seemed as normal as playing tag at recess.I had my first boyfriend at 16 and that also came as a surprise to my parents.Her mother was a doctor and her father was the dean of the regional university, and a party member.
Thanks to my father’s hard work, he received a prestigious degree from Shanghai Tongji University, a Chinese university at the caliber of MIT.
When she returned during high school, my mom was pretty behind in her studies—no big surprise when the government interrupts your education to make you do manual labor—so when she applied to colleges she was only able to test into a community college.
My father, on the other hand, had a very different history.
Throughout my childhood, I had crushes on boys in my classes. I remember when I was asked on my first date in 5 grade.
When I told my mom that I wanted to go to the movies with a boy, she nearly fainted. I grew up steeped in American culture, watching MTV and cable television.